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With Half of California’s Kids On Medicaid, Advocates Worry About Service

kaiserhealthnews.org — California's Medi-Cal program has grown to cover nearly half of the state's children, causing policymakers and child advocates to question the ability of the taxpayer-funded program to adequately serve so many poor kids. In the past two years alone, the program has added nearly 1 million young people up to age 20, including those newly eligible for Medi-Cal coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 29, 2015

With Half of California’s Kids On Medicaid, Advocates Worry About Service khne.ws/1DeBnl3 via @khnews

Indiana Medicaid Expansion May Tempt Other GOP-Led States

kaiserhealthnews.org — The deal reached Tuesday between the Obama administration and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to expand Medicaid under the president's health law should help sway reluctant Republican officials in other states because it imposes new costs on poor adults, promotes healthy behaviors and relies on financing from smokers and hospitals instead of state taxpayers, health experts say.
Jan 28, 2015

Could Indiana's Medicaid expansion tempt other GOP-led states to follow suit? @PhilGalewitz reports: khne.ws/1zYCXtv

Jan 28, 2015

Watching Indiana as Ohio enters budget battles season: @philgalewitz on Indiana's Medicaid expansion deal khne.ws/1JEnvoi @KHNews

Jan 28, 2015

@philgalewitz reports: Indiana Medicaid Expansion May Tempt Other GOP-Led States khne.ws/1JEnvoi via @khnews

Jan 28, 2015

What R states are likely to take a page out of Indiana's book? #Medicaid good analysis @philgalewitz this a.m. kaiserhealthnews.org/news/indiana-m…

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If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored

kaiserhealthnews.org — A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace. The court in March is set to hear King v.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @maryagnescarey: If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored khne.ws/15LkvHt via @khnews @jrovner

Jan 28, 2015

If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored khne.ws/15LkvHt via @khnews @jrovner

Jan 28, 2015

Majorities want Congress or states to act if SCOTUS overrules subsidies thru Healthcare.gov: bit.ly/15IIPK6

Jan 28, 2015

RT @KHNews: If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored, a new @KaiserFamFound poll says: khne.ws/15IEGWF

‘Gain-Full Employment?’

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‘Orthopedic Capital Of The World’ Is Still Hiring Despite Health Law Tax

kaiserhealthnews.org — http://kaiserhealthnews.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/010915_khn_appleby_warsaw.mp3 >> Don't see the audio player? Click here to download. WARSAW, Ind. - Tom Till eyes the morning's email to see who's angling to hire his students: A local employer, which had already hired 23 people in less than a year, says it needs three more to help make the artificial hips, knees and other devices manufactured here in the self-proclaimed "Orthopedic Capital of the World."
Jan 28, 2015

Actually the Obamacare medical device tax isn't stifling innovation or growth: @Julie_appleby: kaiserhealthnews.org/news/orthopedi…

Jan 27, 2015

Medical device manufacturing is still booming in this Indiana town despite health law tax kaiserhealthnews.org/news/orthopedi… via @KHNews

Jan 27, 2015

Repeal push top GOP priority. 'Orthopedic Capital Of The World' Is Still Hiring Despite Health Law Tax   khne.ws/1DD8teZ via @khnews

Jan 27, 2015

Med device industry in middle of country "going like gangbusters" while lobbyists fight #ACA med device tax kaiserhealthnews.org/news/orthopedi…

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One South Florida ZIP Code Leads The Nation In Obamacare Enrollment

kaiserhealthnews.org — In one Hialeah ZIP Code, just outside Miami, where signs selling "Obamacare" are plastered across storefronts and cover freeway billboards, more people have selected a plan on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange than in any spot in the country, according to the data release by the U.S.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: One South Florida ZIP Code Leads The Nation In Obamacare Enrollment khne.ws/1tl7AH6

Jan 27, 2015

One South Florida ZIP Code Leads The Nation In Obamacare Enrollment khne.ws/1tl7AH6

HHS Lowers Estimate For Health Law Sign-Ups

kaiserhealthnews.org — On Monday, Obama administration officials projected that between 9 and 9.9 million people would enroll in health insurance during the upcoming Obamacare open season. This range is below the 13 million projected earlier by the Congressional Budget Office. This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @dwebbKHN: If you're writing an HHS 9.5 million story today, remember that was a revise down. Clips you need kaiserhealthnews.org/morning-breako…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @dwebbKHN: If you're writing an HHS 9.5 million story today, remember that was a revise down. Clips you need kaiserhealthnews.org/morning-breako…

Jan 27, 2015

If you're writing an HHS 9.5 million story today, remember that was a revise down. Clips you need kaiserhealthnews.org/morning-breako…

Do I Have To Repay Premium Tax Credits If The Marketplace Miscalculated Them?

kaiserhealthnews.org — This week I answered questions from readers who are running into difficulties with premiums and tax credits on their marketplace plans. My 63-year-old husband has Alzheimer's disease. Our annual income is $41,000, from a combination of his Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and a disability policy he had from a previous job.
Jan 27, 2015

Do I Have To Repay Premium Tax Credits If The Marketplace Miscalculated Them? khne.ws/15G43IB

Jan 27, 2015

How complicated is the #ACA? Nothing gives me a better sense than @mandrews110 answers to reader questions kaiserhealthnews.org/news/do-i-have…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @mandrews110: Do I Have To Repay Premium Tax Credits If The Marketplace Miscalculated Them? khne.ws/1Jtoo2T via @khnews

Jan 27, 2015

Do I Have To Repay Premium Tax Credits If The Marketplace Miscalculated Them? khne.ws/1Jtoo2T via @khnews

HHS Pledges To Quicken Pace Toward Quality-Based Medicare Payments

kaiserhealthnews.org — The Obama administration Monday announced a goal of accelerating changes to Medicare so that within four years, half of the program's traditional spending will go to doctors, hospitals and other providers that coordinate their patient care, stressing quality and frugality.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @maryagnescarey: HHS Pledges To Quicken Pace Toward Quality-Based Medicare Payments khne.ws/1wy5iPZ via @khnews @jordanrau

Jan 26, 2015

HHS Pledges To Quicken Pace Toward Quality-Based Medicare Payments khne.ws/1wy5iPZ via @khnews @jordanrau

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Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

kaiserhealthnews.org — At the Cleveland Clinic's sprawling main campus, patient Morgan Clay is being discharged. Clay arrived a couple of weeks ago suffering from complications related to acute heart failure. He's ready to go home. But before Clay can leave, pharmacist Katie Greenlee stops by the room. "What questions can I answer for you about the medicines?"
Jan 26, 2015

RT @KHNews: The Cleveland Clinic sends pharmacists to see patients at discharge to reduce readmissions -- and save itself $: khne.ws/1thieic

Jan 26, 2015

RT @KHNews: The Cleveland Clinic sends pharmacists to see patients at discharge to reduce readmissions -- and save itself $: khne.ws/1thieic

Vice President Joe Biden Calls For Renewed Focus On Patient Safety

kaiserhealthnews.org — Hospitals need to focus more on reducing preventable errors and infections and the government must create more economic incentives to improve patient safety, Vice President Joe Biden said at a conference in Irvine, Calif. over the weekend. "Up until now, our health care system - in my humble opinion - hasn't sufficiently linked quality ...
Jan 26, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden Calls For Renewed Focus On Patient Safety khne.ws/1BqAHJs via @khnews #patientsafety